In honor of Father’s Day, we are highlighting some of our favorite POUND® Pro Dads who are making NOISE across the globe!
To the Fathers who get up early to make their kids breakfast before the long day ahead, to the Dads who go to every practice and game, who root for their littles like it’s the World Series, to the men who raised a child like they were their very own, we see you, we hear you and we THANK YOU for being so BADASS!
POUND Tour Crew Member / Future POUND Icon
Michael Chow is a Taiwan Tour Crew member who has been teaching POUND for 3+ years. After discovering POUND for the first time back in 2016, Michael was determined to bring POUND to Taiwan. Already a veteran group fitness instructor, Michael was looking for something different and POUND was exactly it! One of his best POUND experience is a class he teaches to senior citizens all over the age of 65. “The joy they feel and happiness through the drumming, they never hit the floor, but they all laugh and have big beautiful smiles on their face….this is why I teach pound.”
British Columbia, Canada
Ira McNamara lives in British Columbia, Canada where he is the owner/operator of Cornerstone Fitness. A proud father, a fitness dynamo and a hilarious member of the ICON team, Ira is known for his ability to make exercise science memorable and fun. Ira finds joy in mentoring exercise professionals and regularly brings his community together for entertainment-packed, fitness-inspired charitable events.
Fun fact: It took Ira 1 year to break his first pair of Ripstix and only took his son 1 class! Talk about a future POUND pro!
Richard Johnson is an Australia-based ICON who has been entertaining and inspiring the masses for over 20 years. From humble beginnings in freestyle aerobics in 1995, he taught classes in strength training, martial arts fitness, yoga, cycling and Pilates before joining the global POUND® family in 2016. Participants of his trainings can expect to be completely captivated by his teaching style and fun loving attitude. Fitness has been a life-long passion for Richard and there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he is on stage, immersed in rock music with a pair of Ripstix® in his hands!
Natthapong “Kero” Champachan is a Thailand-based ICON with over 14 years of fitness and training experience. He’s excited for people at training to release their inner ROCKSTAR by give them the opportunity to let go of their worries and concerns. And, with a contagious energy, Kero transforms each POUND Pro trainings into a concert atmosphere. He also serves as a consultant for multiple fitness facilities in both Thailand and Myanmar and as a GFIT Master Trainer for FIT ASIA. When he’s not MAKING NOISE, he can be found giving guest lecturers at various Universities about sport sciences.